2012 CMA Awards Nominations: Press Room Recap & Commentary

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Also known as Windmills, I cover country music news and live televised country events, in addition to recapping ABC's 'Nashville.' Additionally, I occasionally do long-form chart analysis that has been cited by Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, The Guardian, and more.
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What happens when a CMA Awards press event hits B. B. Kings in midtown New York City? Here’s a behind the scenes look, with commentary on this morning’s 2012 CMA Awards nominations, the surprises, the snubs, and of course, the Idol impact.

Christmas With Scotty McCreery – Album Cover (PHOTO) (Tracklist) (VIDEOS)


Scotty McCreery is releasing an album of holiday tunes on October 16. You can pre-order the album, Christmas with Scotty McCreery, now at Scotty’s official website.

Scotty has a message for his fans. His album will include “Santa Clause is Coming to Town” (he calls it “back in town”. Heh) “Holly Jolly Christmas” and “The First Noel”.

UPDATE: Listen to “Christmas in Heaven”

Scotty McCreery, Carrie Underwood/Brad Paisley-Grand Ole Opry Performances (VIDEO)


Check out high quality video of Grand Ole Opry performances by Scotty McCreery singing current single “Water Tower Town” and covering Garth Brooks’s “The Dance” and Carrie Underwood joining possible new Idol judge Brad Paisley on their hit duet “Remind Me”.

Scotty McCreery – Water Tower Town Music Video Premiere!


Scotty McCreery’s new music video for his single, “Water Tower Town” is a sweet love letter to his fans and his hometown, Garner, North Carolina. A real “Water Tower Town”, there are shots of Scotty performing and greeting fans, mixed in with every day scenes from his small town.

CMT Music Awards 2012: Jordin Sparks, Kellie Pickler, Colton Dixon, Skylar Laine to Present


Jordin Sparks, Kellie Pickler, Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine have been added as presenters to the CMT Music Awards 2012, airing on Wednesday at 8 pm.